The Camp Kerry Society is pleased to be offering our Mindfulness Program in partnership with Douglas College. This Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, based on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, runs over 8 weeks, and offers guided mindfulness meditation practice.
The course is taught by Camp Kerry Team member, Anne Walker, who has worked in the health care field as a hospice/palliative/oncology care Social Worker for over 20 years. Creating safety, building resilience and holding possibility are important to her as well as compassion, laughter and mutual adventure in learning.
So many of us struggle to find time in our lives for self-care. We have too much to do and not enough time to do it. We have deadlines and multiple competing priorities for our attention. On top of these daily challenges some of us face deeper challenges that are largely out of our control. Health challenges – our own or those of someone we love. Mental health challenges; such as coping with anxiety or with grief and loss. When there are many demands on us it is easy to get overwhelmed by stress or to get lost in our own thoughts and miss out on what really matters in our lives. Practicing Mindfulness – “paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judging” – can help us manage stress, regain our energy and our clarity of thought and intention.
If you would like find out more about the program and meet the instructor before the fall session begins, please attend a free Information Session at Douglas College – the Coquitlam campus – on Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. Just call us at 604-777-6527 to let us know you’re planning to come.
To register, pick your preferred start date below and call the Douglas College CE (Continuing Education) Registration Desk at 604-527-5472 quoting the Course Number. Or fax the completed registration form to 604-527-5696. Payment of the tuition fee ($350.00 for the full course; $50 for the retreat day only) must accompany registration. We have a limited number of subsidies available for those on a fixed or limited income, please call the Camp Kerry office at 604-553-4663 to discuss your situation.
Can’t make the dates? Consider attending future sessions, or if you have already done some training in Mindfulness, consider refreshing your skills by registering for one of the full day retreats.
Fall Session (Mornings)
October 19 – December 7
Retreat day November 25 (9:00am – 4:00pm)
Thursdays: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Douglas College – 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC
Course Number: 31193
Fall Session (Evenings)
September 27 – November 15
Retreat day November 4 (9:00am – 4:00pm)
Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Douglas College – 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC
Course Number: 31102